Journal article

Properties of cholinergic and non-cholinergic submucosal neurons along the mouse colon

Jaime Pei Pei Foong, Iain R Tough, Helen M Cox, Joel C Bornstein

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

Submucosal neurons are vital regulators of water and electrolyte secretion and local blood flow in the gut. Due to the availability of transgenic models for enteric neuropathies, the mouse has emerged as the research model of choice, but much is still unknown about the murine submucosal plexus. The progeny of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)-Cre × ROSA26(YFP) reporter mice, ChAT-Cre;R26R-yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) mice, express YFP in every neuron that has ever expressed ChAT. With the aid of the robust YFP staining in these mice, we correlated the neurochemistry, morphology and electrophysiology of submucosal neurons in distal colon. We also examined whether there are differences in n..

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